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  Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mary Shelley apparently came as near as any woman could to meeting Percy Shelley's requirements for his life's partner: “one who can feel poetry and understand philosophy.” After her husband's death in 1822, she returned to England and devoted herself to publicizing Shelley's writings and to educating their only surviving child, Percy Florence Shelley.
Mary Shelley's best-known novel is Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus (1818), in which she narrates the dreadful consequences that arise after a scientist has artificially created a human being.
Mary Shelley wrote several other novels, such as Valperga (1823), The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830), Lodore (1835), and Falkner (1837), but The Last Man (1826), an account of the future destruction of the human race by a plague, is still ranked as her best novel.
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 Mary Shelley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Shelley (30 August 1797 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
Mary Shelley was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in London, England, the second daughter of famed feminist, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft and the equally famous anarchist philosopher, anarchic journalist and atheist dissenter, William Godwin.
Mary Shelley died of brain cancer on 1 February 1851, aged 53, in London and was interred at St. Peter's Churchyard in Bournemouth, in the English county of Dorset.
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 Meri-Jane Rochelson- Mary Shelley's Progeny
Mellor's discussion is especially compelling in chapters 4 and 5, in which Mary Shelley is shown to reject both a (Percy) Shelleyan view of nature as the field for Promethean exploits and the traditional scientific imaging of nature as a passive female to be tamed and penetrated by the masculine mind.
According to Mellor, Mary Shelley's response to the deaths of three of her children and her husband was an increased fatalism and a view of nature in the later version as no longer "organic" and nurturant but "mechanistic" and menacing (p.
One is asked to accept that Mary suspected her husband's actions and ideals of concealing "an emotional narcissism, an unwillingness to confront the origins of his own desires or the impact of his demands on those most dependent upon him," without Mary's statement of any such recognition.
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 A Biographical Sketch of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
Shelley and Mary tried to keep up their daily routine of both writing in the mornings, Mary doing the housekeeping in the afternoons, visiting and reading, but at times Shelley had to hide from his creditors.
Mary blamed Shelley for her death, as he had forced her to rush the sick child across Italy and had neglected to consult a doctor in Padua, as he did not want to interrupt his talks with Byron.
Mary tests her ideas of the egalitarian family against human egotism, temporal mutability and the brute forces of nature which annihilate individual achievement through chance, accident and death, thus contradicting the more optimistic stances of both her father and her husband and their utopian idealism.
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 Mary Shelley
Mary Shelley was 21 when the book was published; she started to write it when she was 18.
In her childhood Mary Shelley was left to educate herself amongst her father's intellectual circle, the critic Hazlitt, the essayist Lamb, the poet Coleridge and Percy Bysshe Shelley, who came into Godwin's circle in 1812.
Mary Shelley never married, but she flirted with the young French writer Prosper Merimee, and hoped to marry Maj. Aubrey Beauclerk.
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 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
In spite of ostracism, Mary Shelley insisted for years on disclosing frankly that she had eloped with Shelley while he was married to another woman and was angered by the efforts of friends to sanitize the story.
Much recent Mary Shelley criticism, as might be expected, is specifically feminist in orientation, some though not all of it concerned with the way her fictions shadow her own life and that of various people she knew.
Mary Wollstonecraft, then aged thirty and having just settled her younger sisters as teachers in a Putney school, was one of the first to snatch up her pen and write an emotional response.
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 Mary Shelley Biography
Mary Shelley 's attachment to her father was to become intense and long lasting.
Before Mary Shelley wrote her most popular novel, she published History of a Six Weeks' Tour through a part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland, with Letters descriptive of a Sail round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni (1817), which was based on journal entries and long letters home to Fanny.
Persuading Percy and Mary to accompany her to Switzerland to meet Byron, Claire set off with the Shelleys in early May 1816 and eventually moved into a chalet on the banks of Lake Geneva, within walking distance from Villa Diodati, where Byron and his physician, Dr. John William Polidori, were staying.
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 Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley - Books and Biography
Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) was an English writer who is, perhaps, equally-famously remembered as the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 in London, England, the only daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and the famous liberal philosopher, anarchic journalist and atheist dissenter, William Godwin.
Mary Shelley died on February 1, 1851 in London and was interred at St. Peter's Churchyard in Bournemouth, in the English county of Dorset.
www.readprint.com /author-71/Mary-Wollestonecraft-Shelley   (636 words)

 Mary Shelley Homepage and Biography on Bibliomania.com
Mary Shelley was the daughter of William Godwin, the foremost English writer on the French Revolution and his wife Mary Wollstonecraft.
Mary was educated at home by her father and, perhaps unsurprisingly, encouraged in literary pursuits and given considerable intellectual reading matter from Godwin's own library.
Mary's fascination with scientific radicalism in the book brought her criticism and she was forced to bowdlerise her own book for later editions.
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 Mary (Wollstonecraft) Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
What Mary Shelley produced was not so much a ghost story as a meditation on the dangers of genius and creativity, and of man's responsibility to his own creations, and to the world into which he introduces them.
Shelley was the daughter of the radicals William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, both of whom sought to reform European society by means of ideas generated by the French Revolution.
Mary Shelley's life with Percy Shelley, much of which was spent in Italy, was also marked by loss: Three of their four children died before the age of three, and Percy Shelley himself died in 1822, a month before his 30th birthday and after only six years of marriage.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/masterpiece/wives/writers/shelley.html   (390 words)

 Neurotic Poets: Percy Bysshe Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The young Shelley was often seen indulging in his habit of sailing paper boats on the water of any nearby pond, lake or river, or reading with a book held right up to his eyes, lying very close to the fire.
Percy Shelley could not swim, and even though he had recently been involved in a boating accident in a canal one night in which he was nearly drowned, he and several friends decided to spend the summer of 1822 sailing on the Bay of Lerici.
Shelley's ashes were buried in the Protestant cemetery at Rome.
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 Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Creativity
Mary Shelley was born Mary Godwin on 30 August 1797.
Mary Shelley must have grown up with information about her famous mother all around her, especially while her father worked on a memoir of his wife.
Mary Shelley’s father was William Godwin, a political writer and novelist, and the author of An Enquiry into Political Justice, and the novels The Adventures of Caleb Williams and Deloraine.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art42089.asp   (472 words)

 My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Mary Shelley: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mary is born in Somers Town, Great Britain, in 1797 to well-known parents: author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and philosopher William Godwin.
When Mary is sixteen she meets the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, a devotee of her father's teachings.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley dies in 1851 at the age of fifty-three.
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 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley - Biography and Works
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin was born on 30 August 1797 in London, England, the second daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), feminist and author of A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) and William Godwin (1756-1836) father of philosophical anarchism and author of An Inquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793).
Mary met her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) around the age of sixteen when he became acquainted with her atheist father and his philosophy, which he soon adopted.
Mary’s father’s free love philosophy did not extend to her and they were estranged until she married.
www.online-literature.com /shelley_mary   (1029 words)

 Mary Shelley - MSN Encarta
Daughter of the British philosopher William Godwin and the British author and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, she was born in London, and privately educated.
She met the young poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in May 1814, and two months later left England with him.
No other work by Mary Shelley achieved the popularity or excellence of this first work, although she wrote four other novels, books of travel sketches, and miscellaneous tales and verse.
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 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley -- Biography
That same year, at the age of fourteen, Mary was exposed to yet another broadening influence, when, in order to distance her from the step-mother she resented and disliked, Godwin sent her on an extended visit to the Baxter family in Dundee, Scotland.
The couple was penniless, and Shelley was forced to hide from creditors; Godwin, feeling injured by his daughter, would not even see her lover; and Mary, unmarried and barely seventeen, was pregnant.
Claire, who tended to compete with Mary, in a bizarre but successful scheme set out to secure her own poet-lover, and she hit on the chief prize, Lord Byron, whose separation proceedings from his wife formed the prime scandal of the 1815-16 winter.
www.english.upenn.edu /Projects/knarf/MShelley/bio.html   (1336 words)

 Mary Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley née Godwin (August 30, 1797 — February 1, 1851) was an English novelist who is perhaps equally famous as the wife of Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
Shelley was born in London, England, the second daughter of famed feminist, educator and writer Mary Wollstonecraft and the equally famous liberal philosopher, anarchic journalist and atheist dissenter, William Godwin.
Mary suffered the death of her young son Will in Rome, after which her infant daughter died, too, as Percy moved the household yet again.
www.members.aol.com /fantasmagoriana/html/mary_shelley.html   (1294 words)

 History of Vegetarianism - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
Shelley grew up in an intellectual environment in which vegetarianism was much discussed and often adopted by such writers and activists as John Frank Newton, Joseph Ritson, and her father, William Godwin.
Shelley's husband, Percy, authored two vegetarian texts, A VINDICATION OF NATURAL DIET and QUEEN MAB, and the Romantics with whom they kept company viewed radical politics and other unorthodox notions such as Republicanism as going hand-in-glove with their vegetarianism (p.
Another considerable influence on Mary Shelley and in turn the monster, was the works of Rousseau.
www.ivu.org /history/shelley/mary.html   (488 words)

 Amazon.com: Frankenstein: Books: Mary Shelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Mary Shelly is a rare example of a writer whose ideas clearly outstrip her literary skill--but whose ideas are so powerful that they transcend her literary limitations and continue to resonate today.
Mary Shelly could not see into the future of DNA research, laboratory-grown tissues, test-tube babies and the like--but between 1816 and 1818 she wrote a book about the ethical dilemmas that swirl around them.
Shelley meant for the reader to see what was going to happen to Dr. Frankenstein, or if she thought we'd be taken in as he was.
www.amazon.com /Frankenstein-Mary-Shelley/dp/0553212478   (1886 words)

 Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Percy Shelley drowned in 1822 in the Bay of La Spezia, and Mary returned to England suffering from nervous breakdowns after his death and, later, the loss of her daughter.
Mary Shelley was not only famous for her banned Frankenstein.
Mary then had a nightmare and Frankenstein was born, but would take her almost 2 years to publish.
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 mwshelley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
ary Wollstonecraft Shelley was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the author of one of the most widely read and often redacted novels of the past two centuries.
Or perhaps this textual confusion reflects 18-year-old Mary Shelley's confusions about reproductive biology--even though she had already given birth to one child that died only days after it was born.
Mary Shelley's message points toward respect for life--all life--as a crucial aspect of Romantic natural history.
users.dickinson.edu /~nicholsa/Romnat/mwshelley.htm   (396 words)

 Mary Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley and Edward Williams sail to Leghorn on July 1 to meet the poet Leigh Hunt, but are lost at sea in a storm on the return journey; their bodies are found ten days later.
Lady Jane Shelley, Percy Florence’s spouse, arranges for the remains of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin to be moved to the St. Peter’s Churchyard, Bournemouth.
Percy Florence Shelley, the son of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley, dies on December 5.
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 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is buried between her mother and father in St. Peter's Churchyard, Bournemouth.
Mary Shelley spent the greater part of the summer of 1816, when she was nineteen, at the Chapuis in Geneva, Switzerland.
The next morning Mary realized she had found her story and began writing the lines that open-"It was on a dreary night in November"- She completed the novel in May of 1817 and was published January 1, 1818.
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